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How do I interpret signal level readings.


Feb 1, 2012, 6:41 PM
I decided to compare signal level readings of the Motorola razr (maxx) and the Galaxy Nexus at a Verizon store.

All the motorola razr maxxes were -55dbm 0 asu

All the Galaxy Nexuses were about -78dbm 72 asu

What does this mean in a practical sense?

Which is better?

Mar 1, 2012, 1:53 AM
As a general rule, the closer to zero the better. Four bars usually equates to -70 dBm, zero bars or no-service usually occurs around -120 dBm. If you're at -89dBm on down you're probably okay and anything wrong is likely not signal-related. Up in the -90's and that's where signal loss might be a concern.

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